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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1135775



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: West Berkshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Compton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 39893

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COMPTON ALDWORTH ROAD SU 57 NW (North side) 9/38 Church of St. Mary and 24.11.66 St. Nicholas

II* Church. C13 tower, 1850 rebuilding of nave and chancel, 1905 north aisle. Main rebuilding by William Brown of Reading, north aisle by J.O. Scott. Flint with stone dressings to tower, knapped flint with stone dressings to remainder; tiled roofs. Nave, chancel, tower, north aisle, vestry, south porch. Plinth, buttresses and gable parapets to nave and chancel; plinth, angle buttresses and crenellated parapet to tower. South Elevation:- to left:- tower of 2 stages with 2-light louvre in top stage and 2-light plate traceried window on string course; to centre:- nave of 4 bays with lancet windows and south porch with moulded and chamfered 2-centred arched opening to left; to right:- chancel with central doorway of 2-centred arch on quarter columns under drip mould flanked by cusped ogee headed single-light windows. West Elevation:- to left:- north aisle, gabled with three light window; to right:- tower with 2-light louvre at top and 3-light Perpendicular window with cusped heads to lights over doorway of 4-centred arch under square drip mould with carved heads atspringing and scutcheons in the spandrels. Interior:- plastered; nave:-4 bay arch braced collar roof, arcade to north aisle of 2 centred arches on moulded, chamfered octagonal columns with undercut caps. Chancel:-- 3 bay scissor truss roof; re-set piscina with trefoiled ogee arch on south wall; re-set easter sepulchre with quatrefoil carving under 4-centred arch on north wall; chancel arch 2-centred moulded and chamfered arch on thin half-columns with undercut caps. North aisle:- 4 bay barrel vaulted timber roof. Fittings:- carved and painted timber reredos and linenfold panelling by Nathaniel Westlake; late C18 hexagonal timber pulpit with carved flowers and fruit round raised and fielded panels; font at west end of north aisle plain stone tub with C15 carved timber cover. Monuments;- re-set brass by pulpit with man and woman of circa 1500 inscribed to "Richard Pygott and Alys his wyf"; on the south wall C18 marble obelisk with urn on a moulded base inscribed to the Puckridge family. V.C.H., Berkshire vol iv p.19: B.0.E., Berkshire, p.120.

Listing NGR: SU5262579670

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1906), 19
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 120

National Grid Reference: SU 52625 79670


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